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CNN
Mar 29, 2013 9:00am PDT
dictator, kim jong un, delivering a new ominous warning to the united states. kim said, it is time to, quote, settle accounts with the u.s. impeei imperials. >> he ordered rockets to be put on stand by and revealed what target he has in mind. we have that coming up >>> in rome, pope francis will preside over his first good friday service, being held at st. peter's basilica. during his short time as pope, he has set a different tone than his predecessors. those are live pictures we are looking at coming from the vatican yesterday. he broke holy thursday tradition by washing the feet of a dozen prisoners, including one woman, who happened to be muslim. >> in pakistan, the taliban are claiming responsibility for a deadly suicide bombing near the u.s. consulate today. the attack killed 31 and wounded several others. a suicide bomber on a motorcycle drove up to a security checkpoint and set off 22 points of explosives. >> no one from the consulate was hurt in that bombing. we are going to start with a massive rescue operation that is just now wrapping up off the coast of latvia. had more t
CNN
Mar 11, 2013 8:00pm PDT
with the south. has kim jong-un gone too far? and dennis rodman speaks again. >>> is and a controversy erupts in europe after horse meat is discovered at restaurants. so why is horse meat about to be processed right here in the united states? >>> and i sit down with the former first lady, laura bush. how she sees the gop changing. let's go "outfront." >>> and good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, tough talk from north korea. today, north korean officials scrapped the armistice, that has created nearly 60 years of peace, uneasy peace, but peace with south korea. this after the u.n. security council unanimously passed tougher sanctions thursday against pyongyang. the reason for those sanctions, north korea's third nuclear test. north korea also threatened in an editorial, in its state-run newspaper that, quote, as the armistice agreement has been nullified, no one can expect what will happen next. so is this just your run of the mil saber rattling, or does north korea's new, young leader have something to prove and have the will to prove it? president obama's national se
NBC
Mar 28, 2013 5:30pm PDT
kim jong un has issued almost daily threats including the threat of nuclear strikes on the u.s. and seoul. the north threatened u.s. bases in the pacific following tough u.s.-led sanctions imposed after pyongyang's third nuclear test. pyongyang severed one of the last remaining hotlines to the south, put its troops on what it calls combat readiness and warned that, quote, war may break out at any time. it has already renounced the armistice that ended the korean war 60 years ago. it's all put south koreans on edge. >> translator: if north korea makes a misjudgment, south korea should deliver a strong punishment. >> reporter: so far north korea has not moved beyond rhetoric, despite its recent nuclear and rocket tests analysts doubt the north has yet mastered the technology to mount a nuclear warhead on a missile. kim jong un may be playing to a domestic audience, using the hysteria to rally his people. security officials warn he may be more reckless even than his father, the late kim jong il leading to fears of more conflict on the korean peninsula. >> security officials are
MSNBC
Mar 29, 2013 2:30am PDT
. the country has put rocket units on standby, saying they are willing to fire in the south pacific. kim jong-un says the north is ready to settle accounts with the u.s. imperialists. the announcements came after the u.s. flew a pair of nuclear-capable stealth bombers over south korean air space. deployed from a base in missouri, they practiced dropping bombs on a south korean range, nearly 6,500 miles away. defense secretary chuck hagel says the pentagon has not taken the regime's threats lightly. >> is north korea more dangerous today? i think they're very provocative actions and belligerent tone has ratcheted up the danger. and we have to understand that reality. >> on tuesday, kim jong-un threatened to fire on guam, hawaii, and the u.s. mainland. and has recently put ground troops and artillery on standby. and pyongyang even released a propaganda video earlier this month showing the u.s. capitol and white house under attack. >>> the situation in syria grows worse by the day. mortar shells fell on the ca cafeteria at damascus university killing at least 15 students and wounding at least 20 mo
NBC
Mar 29, 2013 6:00am PDT
's other stories. kim jong-un warning the world that his nation is ready to, quote, settle accounts. tens of thousands of north koreans crowded pyongyang for a call to arms. his army is ready to strike the u.s. and south korea. >>> they will decide if cal swim coach, kristan kunan will be able to sue the district saying they failed to do enough to stop her from sexual abuse. >>> people in one west san jose neighborhood will meet to determine what they can do to fight plans to build a mcdonald's in their neighborhood. city leaders say they cannot stop the mcdonald's from building but they can stop a drive-through. >>> shocking investors on wall street as they close the first quarter, the netflix was up 106.8%. they say the real surge came in january when they reported a strong holiday season. >> one of the 500 stocks to make up the s&p 500. >> the other 499, scott mcgrew says, are doing pretty well. >> a record. >> the s&p 500 hit an all-time closing high on thursday, marla. it is going to stay there today because there is no trading because of the good friday holiday. we will have to wait
CNBC
Mar 13, 2013 1:00pm EDT
again. >> and the. we're going to talk about and meet the guy who put dennis rodman and kim jong-un. that would be a unique idea about marketing. >> and now a picture of the vatican. we expect smoke. yes smoke. what is that bird doing there? that bird should not be there. we expect smoke any minute now. black or white. white would signal that a new pope has been elected in the conclave. this marks the third vote of the day. fourth overall. we are monitoring it closely and when there is a puff, we're going to bring it to you and that bird is going to fly away. first to sue. >> if that was a dove, you could say that that was divine intervention. i think it is a sea gull. we have a stunner to start us out. it's coming from the housing world. that infamous low down payment mortgage? it's back. diana is back in washington. we saw this the first time around and it didn't end nicely. >> reporter: no, it didn't but the banks and the government are behind it. refinance business falls so they are looking back to that home purchase mortgage market yet again. sources telling me that they are bu
FOX News
Feb 28, 2013 4:00pm PST
leader kim jong il meeting with the famous diplomat. kim jong un. dennis rodman is meeting with kim the younger. they make quite a couple. where is the wedding dress? ÷÷ >> shepard: the obama administration late today urged the u.s. supreme court to overturn california's ban on gay marriage. this was the final day for the department of justice to file a brief regarding proposition 8 as they call it. voters approve the ban back in '08. a federal court struck it down and the justins are set to hear arguments next month. legal experts say their ruling could effect the legislation of same sex marriages all across the country. shannon bream with more from our washington newsroom tonight. shannon? >> shep, just last may the president said he had not gotten directly involved in this debate it is a mistake to try to make traditionally that has been a state nish a national issue. but today's filing means the administration is now doing just that, filing this brief in favor of overturning that california measure defining marriage as between one man and one woman. part of the brief says, t
FOX News
Mar 29, 2013 8:00am PDT
again and reportedly readying its military. the leader there kim jong un says his rockets are ready to quote settle accounts with the united states. this comes one day after a powerful military message from us to them the pentagon sending two nuclear-capable stealth bombers on a fly over right around the korean peninsula to make sure they saw it. jennifer griffin is live at the pentagon with more on this continuing to develop story. so, jennifer, what is north korea specifically planning to do? what are they saying? >> reporter: well it's difficult to say, jenna, but right now kim jong un is backing himself into a corner and the pentagon is very worried that he may put himself in a position that if he doesn't do something he will lose face. shortly after midnight local time last night north korean state television reported that kim jong un signed orders to put the nation's rockets on combat ready status. the direct threat to the u.s. in the wake of those b-2 bomber flights over the peninsula were cleared the animated north korean news reader said of kim, quote he finally signed the
NBC
Mar 14, 2013 11:00am PDT
new video this morning of kim jong-un's recent visit to islands in disputed waters with south korea. state tv says these pictures show the north korean leader supervising a live artillery drill. the exact date of the pictures, unclear. despite a threat of an all-out war by north korea, joint military drills continue between the u.s. and south korea. south korean troops and u.s. soldiers took part in a defense training operation earlier today. in response to those drills, north korea has threatened to reduce south korea to a, quote, sea of fire and stage preemptive nuclear attacks right here in the united states. >>> for the third time in a week, president obama now meeting with congressional leaders to work on a budget consensus which has been very elusive. right now, the president meeting face to face with republican senators and house democrats. yesterday senate democrats unveiling a budget plan calling for $1 trillion in new taxes. earlier this week, house republicans showing off their budget which includes more than $4 trillion in spending cuts, the president expected to unveil
MSNBC
Mar 29, 2013 2:00am PDT
of angry threats from north korea's young leader. 28-year-old kim jong-un says his rocket forces are ready to, quote, settle accounts with the u.s. the latest hostile rhetoric is a reaction to a pair of u.s. b-2 stealth bombers that flew over south korea this week during joint training drills. the maneuver was meant to show america's ability to conduct precision strikes quickly and at will. >>> back at home, gun control advocates held rallies across the country, thursday, as president obama hosted mothers of gun violence victims at the white house. the president urged the country not to forget the tragedy at sandy hook while repeating his promise to fight to reduce gun violence. nbc's danielle lee has more now from washington. danielle, good morning. >> reporter: mara, good morning. supporters of gun reform hope more than 100 events yesterday will energize the nation. but here on capitol hill, lawmakers, even democrats, remain a tough sell on the issue. parents of the newtown shooting victims struggle to digest new details released by investigators about the shooter, adam lanza. documents
CNBC
Mar 12, 2013 2:00pm EDT
kim jong-un. rodman, who met with kim last month in a visit that was not endorsed by the state department, says he considers him a friend, even though he doesn't condone what he does. he plans on going back to north korea in august. that should be interesting. >> birds of a feather. that will do it for this edition of "power lunch." thanks for watching. >>> "street signs" begins right now. >>> the dow sitting near an all-time high, s&p 500 is closing in. everything is fine, right? not so fast. our guests warn there are big flags out there. >>> knolls a massive market cap is google the next microsoft? plus herb is here to help hedge your retirement portfolio. we'll meet a man who allegedly went from pastor to art fraudster. >>> the dow has stayed in report territory, even though as we can see it's down slightly today. the s&p not wanting to be outdown is staying at its multiyear high, for the sixth straight daddy. if they did, though they're not looking likely, they would have gone for eight straight unbroken days of gains. today might be the day they break that streak. bob, i'm
CNN
Mar 5, 2013 4:00am PST
basically bffs with the dictator, kim jong-un, and said that kim just wanted president obama to pick up the phone and prevent moore. jay carney says north korea shouldn't be expecting that call any time soon. >> the united states has direct channels of communications with the dprk, and instead of spending money on celebrity sporting events to entertain the elites of that country, the north korean regime should focus on the well-being of its own people who have been starved, imprisoned and denied their human rights. >> congressman ed royce is the chairman of the house foreign affairs committee. he's a republican from california. it's nice to have you with us, sir. let's not start with dennis rodman. let's hold off on that craziness for just a moment, if we can. i want to ask you about the u.n. sanctions and the draft resolution that's going to be examined at this closed door security council meeting. what exactly are the details do you think of that, that should be in that? >> well, because the sanctions have the input of china, they are not quite as strong as we'd like to see. one of th
FOX Business
Mar 29, 2013 11:00am EDT
that it is being forced upon us by north korean behavior. dagen: kim jong un's father when he would be paid in similar fashion during his leadership, wasn't it meant to extract aid from the united states? could that just be what the leader expects to get out of this? >> we don't know what he expects to get out. dennis rodman may have a better sense of hat is on his mind. it is the most dangerous period when you don't know what their reaction is likely to be to a test or a normal girl rescheduled exercise. if you don't know how he is going to interpret that the prospects or potential for miscalculation really escalates sharply. we have to be very very careful that people don't misread signals here. 2010, the north korean attack on south korean navy ship, that was not just fun and games and hot air. 46 south korean sailors died. dagen: it was not fun and games when dennis rodman was sitting next to kim jong un and. i never found that amusing. that is going to be our ambassador and tell the president to call me, the entire thing -- >> very scary. his father always understood that the cost of
FOX Business
Mar 8, 2013 7:00pm EST
about bellicosity. kim jong un is really, i mean, quite beside himself, threatening nuclear devastation, visiting it upon the united states. your thoughts about how the united states should react. >> yeah. lou: white house has already said, no, we'll handle your nuclear threat, thank you very much. >> that doesn't make me feel reassured. well, if you go ahead -- a, you're going to have nuclear weapons, b, you might launch them at us, but don't worry, we'll take care of them. we would be laughing at these guys between dennis rodman and the music video, but the fact is he's getting his hands on nuclear weapons, and there'll be proliferation in south korea and japan. you'll see more nukes in the region. in five years we could have five more nuclear power. lou: and, ambassador, 30,000 of our troops on the dmz in south korea. isn't it about time that we remove those troops? because they are clearly in harm's way and would amount to very little in the way of resistance should he send forces over that line or missiles or rockets. >> well, the plan is to bring the troops back away from the dmz
FOX Business
Mar 11, 2013 7:00pm EDT
heights. kim jong un nullified the arms of 60 years of uneasy peace at that. costing new sanctions levied by the u.n. security council carrying out missile and nuclear test. as they engage in two months of joint military drills. so far no sign of hostility along the zone, but the u.s. state department cautioning the impact may yet reveal itself. >> my understanding in the briefings we have had, mutual are meant to mac imac, but what the impact on the ground is not completely, not completely evident. again, this is clearly in a category of frederick threatening behavior and it is not appropriate and is not going to be helpful in terms of taking it in a more positive direction. lori: situation in afghanistan taking a deadly turn today. the tactic took the lives of two americans. the deaths from insider attacks in the country since 2008. fox news chief correspondent has our report. >> it got even more horrific today. two american soldiers killed by a person in afghan military uniform who turned his weapon on u.s. troops. just as in a state of anti-american comments by afghan president who ac
FOX News
Mar 11, 2013 3:00pm PDT
there with kim jong un. we look for rational answers why he did "x" or "y." with karzai, he is unstable. i don't want to speculate about his psychological health but the way he acts and the way he speaks he is mercurial and largely incomprehensible. it makes no sense whatsoever to accuse the united states of collaborating with the enemy unless you want america to leaf because we saw the reaction from joe manchin to angeer the americans in to leaving which will leave him alone. without any support, without any state run and he will end up at the top of the lamp post. as happened to the soviet, the leader of afghanistan in the sew yet days after the soviets left. the only possible irrationm explanation he promised the people he would take control of the prison at bagram air base. that was supposed to happen on the visit. it apparently didn't because of a last-minute dispute over the powers of the u.s. and afghans. and i think he might have been humiliated by fact he thought he could deliver and it turned out he can't get back the sovereignty he promised his people. so that may be an explanation.
FOX News
Mar 15, 2013 4:00pm PDT
of kim jong un the young lad oblgtd to be deterred. this is also about iran? >> that is right. officials say they will explore through new sites for ground based intercepters. the u.s. is planning to deploy a new radar in japan for early warning and tracking all to counter a quickly growing threat. >> today i'm nfg a series of steps the united states will take to stay ahead of challenge posed by iran and north korea on longer range missile capabilities. >> the plan is to have everything in place by 2017. >> we're also starting to get reaction from capitol hill and some critics. >> reporter: that is right. we told you so by critic. as for congress, a senator calls it a step in the right direction. a senator from alaska is pleased that putting his home state on the map. he says the obama administration should have known sooner. >> they misdiagnosed what was happening in the region in terms of what heavily sanctioned country determined to acquire these capabilities could do. one silver lining at this point is perhaps missile defense has bipartisan support. >> reporter: earlier reaction show
FOX News
Mar 28, 2013 12:00pm PDT
, the rising rhetoric and actions of kim jong-un. >> shepard: a price? >> i asked them about that. they didn't know a number off hand but that's two flights had to come from -- they flew a continuous round tripp mission from air force base in missouri. 6500 miles round trip. we have in figures how much it costs to run the b-2, and the operating costs for one hour per plain is $88,000. the mission lasted at least 30 hours. two planes so that's at least $5.28 million. i asked whether they thought that was an appropriate use of money, given the current budget crisis that the pentagon is facing. we heard from general demps see and secretary hagel how they had essentially spent 80% of the operating budget, and they are facing over $40 billion in cuts because of the sequestration, so they're trying to figure things out. but general dempsey was clear that with a situation like north korea, they budgeted for b-2 flights, and they feel at this time it's very important to still use them in a deterrent capacity. >> shepard: five million bucks. a lot of frequent flier miles out of the teal. >> christian
NBC
Mar 29, 2013 5:00am PDT
leader, kim jong-un has ordered the army to strike the u.s. and south korea in a case of reckless provocation. tensions have increased as the u.s. continues to run military drills with south korea. u.s. secretary of defense, chuck hagel, says the allegiance with south korea remains strong and they won't back down in the face of threats from the north >>> neighbors in the south bay community want to handle their fast food fight by themselves today without city leaders. they are taking on a proposed mcdonald's. arturo santiago live in west san jose with why they want to take matters into their own hands. >> reporter: good morning. there are a number of kearns. their biggest complaint seems to be focused on a mcdonald's staple, the drive-through. nearly 800 neighbors signed the petition with the intention of keeping a mcdonald's restaurant from opening. a lot of the residents believed that mcdonald's wa derail efforts to fight childhood obesity and others concerned kids would run across the street and it would take business from nearby restaurants. they can't stop the mcdonald's from
ABC
Mar 29, 2013 5:00am PDT
sent thousands of troops marching into the capital today in support of their leader, kim jong-un, and his call to remain as. he is threatening to strike the united states ordering the country's forces to be on stand by. this morning's developments are after the u.s. senate two stealth bombers to south korea after the north cut off communications. the plans dropped dummy bombs on a bombing range. >> we have to take seriously every provocative bellicose word and action this new young leader has taken so far. >> experts say north korea is not capable of nuclear strikes but the united states is taking the threats seriously. the pentagon has already taken steps to strengthen missile defenses on the west coast. >> hayward police could use your help to identify the man who robbed two bay area toys 'r us we. cameras showed pictures of the two. police say the men asked a clerk to help them with ipods and a new case of products was open, showed him a silver revolver and took some of the ipods and walked out. authorities say the same two men robbed a toys 'r us earlier in the day. >> contro
CNBC
Mar 12, 2013 1:00pm EDT
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CNN
Mar 5, 2013 2:00am PST
a recent tour of north korea with a message for president obama from north korean leader kim jong-un. the message, "call me." here's what jay carney and lauraling hlaura ling had to say about this. >> instead of spending money on celebrity sporting events to entertain the elites of that country, the north korean regime should focus on the well-being of its own people who have been starved, imprisoned and denied their human rights. >> the fact that he was a guest of kim jong-un who was clearly wining and dining him and showing him the best that pyongyang had to offer, you know, i wasn't exactly shocked by it, let's say. it's dennis rodman, after all. >> rodman may be taking a beating from the white house, but he did get a lot closer to kim jong-un than most u.s. diplomats ever have. when the two sat court side at a basketball game in north korea. >>> they can open up without warning. we're talking about these awful sinkholes. last week a man fell in claiming his life. coming up, our cameras go underground to take you inside a real sinkhole. >>> plus, the strange standoff at sea over a
FOX News
Mar 29, 2013 6:00am PDT
there in philadelphia. get back now to our top story. north korea is ramping up rhetoric. kim jong-un is ordering rockets to be put on standby quote, to settle accounts with the united states of america. christian white, state department senior visor and sir good morning to you from los angeles. i want to touch on first of all, the u.s. troop involvement in south korea. we have some 30,000 troops there. when stories like these happen, what changes for them or what sort of posture would change for them when this traps? >> well, bill, i haven't heard specifically that they have been put on alert or have elevated status if you will. when you have a crisis, our troops move, liberties are canceled. closer to their weapons. aircraft are loaded and ready for flight. incidentally though, this happens, this recent kefuffle with north korea goes on during the full eagle exercise where the u.s. and south korea mills terries have large joint exercises. our forces would be at an elevated status as a result of that. the recent b-2 announcement from north korea and counter pronouncements from washington and u.s
FOX News
Mar 27, 2013 4:00pm PDT
the dictator there. kim jong un. kim the younger who has ramped up his rhetoric to armageddon levels. dennis rodman's best buddy recently threatened to nuke washington and tore up the 60-year-old cease-fire that suspended the korean war. >> the north koreans are not going to achieve anything through these threats and provocations. and they are only going to further isolate the north koreans and undermine international efforts to bring peace and stability to northeast asia. >> the united states stands ready to protect itself and its allies. here we go again, "the fox report's" correspondent jonathan hunt is here. we have heard about north koreans cutting off communication lines before. what's different this time. >> the hotlines that we velt with before dealt with issues such as humanitarian concerns. the shutting down of today's hotline was one that dealt with direct military-to-military contact between north and south korea for instance a statement read on state tv today said in part not words but only arms will work on the u.s. and the south korean pull put forces. the will of the army and
CNN
Mar 26, 2013 1:00pm PDT
at 6:00 p.m. eastern only on cnn. kim jong-un, they are putting people on high alert. the communist country threatened to attack bases in the pacific and earlier this month vowed a nuclear attack on america leading up to a security council vote. they say they are capable of defending against any threat from north korea. >>> she's been through two murder trials twice already. i guess they need a tiebreaker perhaps. italian security judges have ruled that amanda knox who captivated audiences worldwide in 2009 and 2011 must be retried for the 2007 murder of knox's british roommate, meredith kercher. there were signs she had been sexually assaulted. both knox and her ex-boyfriend were convicted in 2009 and were sentenced to more than 20 years in prison. they appealed the conviction and throughout the trial viewers could not get enough of the woman whom the european tabloids nicknamed foxy knoxy. a young american woman caught up in a scandalous murder case in an exotic place. the convictions for knox and her ex were overturned for lack of evidence freeing knox to return home to seattle,
CNBC
Mar 7, 2013 5:00pm EST
with kim jong-un is going into overtime. rodman now reportedly says he plans to broker a peace deal with that country. now, with the ball now in his court, the worm says he'll travel back to north korea in the next six months. >> were you a rodman fan growing up? you watch those bums teams? >> i know the answer to that. >> what? >> no. >> if i knew the answer, i wouldn't ask the question. it would seem logical for me to ask a question if i didn't know the answer. >> tattoo of rodman you have on your back. >> all right. coming up next, why 2% yield on the ten-year treasury is a good bet right now. bonnie baha of double line capital makes the case why you should buying. >>> plus, the judge in the jcpenney/macy's case is recommending mediation. we have the latest. >>> and a clash of caterpillar. does the stock have what it takes? our traders will settle the score in tonight's street fight. stay tuned. >>> let's get to courtney reagan with the very latest on the macy's/jcpenney trial. >> that's right. we have developments. it seems as if the judge ordered all sides to go into mediation,
CNBC
Mar 13, 2013 12:00pm EDT
of korean leaders like kim jong-un on my screen just in case dennis rodman walks by. coming up today on "power lunch," one of the biggest catalysts -- what is that noise -- for the housing crash is back. we'll tell you what it is. how do you stop a hacker? one of the country's top sources on cyber security is going to tell you how. and apparently, they're friends for life. we'll talk to the man behind the world's most bizarre friendship. that was your hint. all that and more today on "power lunch." back to you, scottie. >> ty, thank you so much. we'll see you at the top of the hour. >>> we mentioned after our conversation with kate kelly, who was reporting that david tepper remains bullish, the stock market thinks we could get a 20% return this year, sure, we've already had ten. but he sees 20, possibly even higher, if some things fall into place. the markets started to rise at that moment. now, the s&p is up a little shy of 3 points. remember, sort of lost in the dow's record run, and eight straight days the dow's been up, the s&p is working on getting to its all-time closing high a
FOX Business
Mar 28, 2013 5:00pm EDT
on a training mission over south korea. it is sending a very clear message to kim jong-un of north korea. mess with south korea and you are messing with us. tensions are soaring by the day on the korean peninsula, but will severe u.s. defense cutbacks hurt the missions like this one and inhibit our ability to harm our ennis. chris, welcome back to the show. first of all is that a fair characterization that's why we did that today? >> melissa, thank you. a pleasure to be with you this evening. yes it is a fair characterization much of what we do in terms of our military posture, deployment, exercises and operations is meant to send a signal and a message to our enemies. there are all kinds of things we can do short of combat to let our enemies know where we are. let's make no mistake north korea is our enemy. nobody understands why they do what they do. we can assess the behavior and and its impact and for sure it is destablizing to part of the pacific rim. part of our position to position bombers on the south peninsula where the north koreans are sure to see them. melissa: this is a show on mo
FOX News
Mar 12, 2013 4:00pm PDT
testified kim jong un urging front line troops to be on maximum alert for confrontation after north korea's invalidate the armistice. >> the rhetoric while it is propaganda laced indicator of attitude and intent. for my part i'm very concerned about what they might do and they are certainly, if they so chose, could initiate a provocative action against the south. >> iran lawmakers told international sections are evening the iranian people but not impacting the nuclear program. >> sanctions are having huge impact on iran. at least to this point the sanctions thus far have not induced a change in iranian government policy. >> intelligence officials say iran wants nuclear program for security and regional influenced ing that they just don't know whether a final decision will ultimately be made to build a nuclear weapon, shep. >> shepard: and al qaeda came up as well, right, cat? >> that's right. al qaeda's core leadership in pakistan is on the decline. lawmakers we're told ability to strike inside the u.s. in doubt. al qaeda ideology is finding new followers in north and west africa. with fa
CNN
Mar 30, 2013 11:00am PDT
. they are very concerned about the north's latest moves. look past the picture of kim jong un putting north korean rockets on standby. there is a chart marked u.s. mainland strike plan with missile trails at hawaii, california, d.c. and, for some reason, austin, texas. it's wishful thinking on pyongyang's part. they can't reach the u.s. yet. but tens of thousands of oh american troops are well within range of a more limited strike, something short of an all-out attack. >> i think it's more in the sense of north korea kind of getting right up to the edge, stumbling and falling over the edge. >> reporter: former ambassador chris hill says the real danger is the north shelling a border island like it did in 2010. hill says there is a wild card here that worries the u.s. young, inexperienced kim jong un's desire to prove himself as a leader. >> i think north koreans have their daughtoubts about whether kid is up to it. >> reporter: so far the rhetoric has not been matched by military moves. but it has no foreseeable end game and could go on for a while. north korea's protested on the streets on
CNN
Mar 5, 2013 1:00pm PST
up to kim jong-un and the blood shed in syria spilled into neighborhood are boing iraq all the while the secretary of state john kerry has been traveling the state on this, his first official overseas trip. our jill dougherty had a chance to be with him on the trip and sat down with him in doha qatar. >> reporter: wolf, it's part of an overall plan. at the last stop on his 11-day nine-mission trip, john kerry said, don't look for the united states to send weapons to syrian opposition fighters any time soon. the concern by the administration has been if you send arms to the syrian opposition, they would be diverted into the hands of the extremists. now, monday you said there's a very clear ability now -- >> a syrian opposition to make certain that what goes to the moderate, legitimate opposition is in fact getting to them. >> reporter: so if that's the case, then what is the problem? >> president always has options and has the right to adjust the policy as he goes forward. at the moment, this is the calibration that the president believes is correct to try to give the opportunity for
CNBC
Mar 1, 2013 4:00am EST
former nba bad boy dennis rodman showing having a blast with kim jong un afterwards. rodman tells kim he has a friend for life. now, he may have friends in high places, but so some yao ming. the former superstar has been elected to the chinese people political conference that kicks off this sunday. it's a policy advisory group to the national people's congress. yao says he's accepted the role with great responsibility and he's working on submitting a proposal. he'll need a friend in high places because he's very tall. >> exactly. >> that's what i assumed it was a play on. >>> u.s. president barack obama is set to meet congressional leaders at the white house in a last minute establishment to reach a deal on the so-called sequester. what exactly does the sequester mean and why is it happening? steve liesman explains. >> today, a series of across the board federal spending cuts are set to take effect that almost no one in washington wants. but they appear powerless to avoid. known as the sequester, the cuts would reduce government spending by $58 billion this year and by 1.2 trillion over
CNBC
Mar 4, 2013 4:00am EST
rodman has been speaking out about his visit with kim jong un. he was asked about pyongyang's threat to destroy america and its human rights record. while rodman said he couldn't condone it, kim is a human being. meanwhile, rodman had his own message from the north korean leader for president obama. >> it is a different view. he asked me to give obama something to say and do one thing. he want obama to do one thing, call him. >> so are athletes better diplomates than politicians? they might be in d.c. at the moment. we want you to join this conversation here. >> it's not a very high bar, is it? >> no. that's the point, isn't it? it's not a high bar. everybody's approval ratings are all down. >> public approval ratings and bilateral discussions with other are two very different things. i feel like the presence of celebriti celebrities, whether or not dennis rodman realizes what they're doing, it cannot be seen as anything other than interference. >> mild irritation. do they think it's worse than that? >> i don't know. but i'm sure there's the potential for these kind of trip toes caus
FOX News
Mar 28, 2013 6:00am PDT
to this stir up anti-american sentiment. ever since kim jong-un took over as north korean leader he issued a variety of threats, threatening to at attack the u.s. and threatening to attack washington, d.c. although he is not believed to have such capability. he launched several missiles including one last december. he conducted a third underground nuclear test which brought turf economic sanctions from the world community. north koreans are sensitive about bombers flying over their territory because the extensive aerial siege of north korea during the war back in the 1950s. bill: this is the one flying piece of the equipment that the north koreans fear the most too. steve, thank you for that. it is awesome thing to come through the air, the b-2 bomber behind us. look what the air force has to do. it starts from a air force, whiteman air base in missouri. it will fly 13,000 miles in a round-trip. takes about 48 hours give or take a. 13,000 from the state of missouri the islands on the southwestern coast of south korea and then fly back again. it is one heck of a intimidating piece aircraft.
CBS
Mar 29, 2013 7:00am PDT
jong-un says his rocket forces are ready to attack after the use deployed b-52 bombers with south korea. kyla campbell is live where she's just heard back from the pentagon. >> reporter: contacts tell me north korea is likely simply trying to indate south korea and other countries. but they tell me that chuck hagel is taking this seriously especially since un is so unpredictable. he met with his senior military generals and have a plan to contact the u.s. this comes after b-2 bombers were sent for joint military drills yesterday. u.s. officials says that should show north korea just how quickly we can respond to the military. the rockets have the ability to reach the u.s. but it's unlikely they've made a weapon large enough to fit on the missile. >> even if we do the most limited tactical retaliation, we have to be prepared to go all in. it could escalate to a conflict. >> reporter: the pentagon is continuing to urge the north korea to comply with sanctions and to top its operations. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> we're learning more
FOX
Mar 29, 2013 7:00am PDT
jong-un says his rocket forces are ready to attack after the use deployed b-52 bombers with south korea. kyla campbell is live where she's just heard back from the pentagon. >> reporter: contacts tell me north korea is likely simply trying to indate south korea and other countries. but they tell me that chuck hagel is taking this seriously especially since un is so unpredictable. he met with his senior military generals and have a plan to contact the u.s. this comes after b-2 bombers were sent for joint military drills yesterday. u.s. officials says that should show north korea just how quickly we can respond to the military. the rockets have the ability to reach the u.s. but it's unlikely they've made a weapon large enough to fit on the missile. >> even if we do the most limited tactical retaliation, we have to be prepared to go all in. it could escalate to a conflict. >> reporter: the pentagon is continuing to urge the north korea to comply with sanctions and to top its operations. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> we're learning more about the condition of nelson mandela. he's
CNN
Mar 29, 2013 2:00am PDT
korea's increasingly aggressive stance against the united states. state media reports leader kim jong-un has ordered that rockets be put on standby ready to be fired at u.s. targets in the pacific. north korea issued this latest threat after the u.s. confirmed that it has b-2 stealth bombers over south korea as part of joint military exercises. the north considers those exercises a threat of war by the united states. >>> and the father of a former u.s. soldier now charged with conspiring with al qaeda in iraq as he fought in syria says that his son is no terrorist. in fact, he says that his son eric harroun is a hero for fighting alongside syria's opposition. the fbi arrested harroun on tuesday near dulles airport in virginia. they charged him with conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction outside of the united states, specifically a rocket-propelled grenade. >>> what a run it has been for the s&p 500. yesterday's closing bell the index's 500 large u.s. companies put an exclamation point on a really impressive four-year rally. finishing up six points to close at an all-time record h
CNN
Mar 29, 2013 4:00am PDT
this morning, north korean leader kim jong-un ordering his generals to put rockets on standby, ready to be fired at u.s. targets in the pacific. he issued this latest threat after the u.s. confirmed that it flew b-2 stealth bombers which can carry nuclear weapons over south korea as part of joint military exercises. north korea considers those exercises a threat of war by the u.s. >>> the foreof a former u.s. soldier charged with conspiring with al qaeda in iraq as he fought in syria says his son is no terrorist. in fact, he says his son eric harroun is a hero for fighting alongside syria's opposition. the fbi arrested harroun tuesday near dulles airport in virginia. he's charged with conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction outside the u.s. specifically a rocket pr-propel grenade in syria. >>> prosecutors in the aurora movie theater mass shooting case they are extremely unlikely to accept a guilty plea from suspect james holmes in order to take the death penalty off the table. prosecutors say they're still seeking access to information that allows them to fully assess holmes a
CNN
Mar 5, 2013 6:00am PST
for kim jong-un to prove his good intent here, also just don't fire on on the next missile. >> we know that all of this has come as a result of the u.n. security council do to meet in less than an hour to talk about the tougher sanctions as a result of authority korea's nuclear test conducted last month. now, i've spent many weeks in south korea in the last couple of weeks and i can certainly tell you that things are tense there. and will become even more so at the latest news. >> and it's not the first time that the u.n. security council has considered sanctions against north korea. it's hardly something that the ruling class or elite there ever feel. it's just the people that get hungrier and colder. what does anyone think that these new rounds of sanctions if they're approved would actually accomplish? >> on to be quite frank, absolutely nothing. that's the problem with these sanctions. we've spoken to analysts in south korea who say the time for sanctions is over. this has happened year after year and it absolutely gets nowhere. we know north korea wants to develop a nuclear weapon
MSNBC
Mar 29, 2013 3:00am PDT
korea and the pacific. kim jong-un said they're ready to settle accounts. the announcement comes after they flew stealth bombers over south korean air space. deployed from a base in missouri, they practiced dropping bombs nearly 6,500 miles away. chuck hagel says the pentagon is not taking the regime's threats lightly. >> is north korea more dangerous today? i think they're very provocative actions and belligerent tone. it has ratcheted up the danger. and we have to understand that reality. >> on tuesday, kim jung-un threatened to fire on hawaii and the u.s. mainland and as recently put ground troops in artillery on standpoint. pyongyang released a video showing the u.s. capitol and white house under attack. this is like a cartoon. i mean, they can't even get their rocket 15 feet off the ground. >> but one of the important things is, the assumption is in military circles and intelligent circles is one of the reasons this is happening is actually a north korean leader is under threat internally and he's having to prove to his own people that he's a strong man. now, if that's the case, i
KRON
Mar 29, 2013 7:00am PDT
the bottle to the golden gate bridge. >> world is that we're following the thnorth korea's leader kim jong un says that his rocket forces are on standby. as a response to the u.s. and appeared the two baumer's to take part in military exercises with south korea. it is the latest show of force in response to growing threat from north korea. earlier this week, or three leaders said they were cutting off a key military how i was south korea's saying it was because war could break out any minute. it is than three months as the tragedy of sandy hook elementary school in new town conn. president obama use the anniversary to renew his push for gun control laws. a recent poll shows public support for gun control is waning. standing side-by-side with victims of gun violence, the president reminded the world about newtown. >> the entire country pledge that we would do something about it in at this time would be different. shame on us for forgetting. >> a national poll released earlier this week shows 47 percent of americans said that the nation needs stronger gun laws. that is a tabloid drop since dece
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